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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Road Map for Reconstruction o the burnt f Kapalala Market in Ndola Set

General News Road Map for Reconstruction o the burnt f Kapalala Market in Ndola...

Work on the burnt market

THE ROAD map for the reconstruction of Kapalala market which got burnt down on August 30th, 2017 has been put in place.

Announcing the Development Copperbelt Province Permanent Secretary Elias Kamanga said the rebuilding of the Kapalala market will be supervised and headed by Honor The Vice President of Zambia Inonge Wina under the ‘Build Back Market’ campaign.

Mr. Kamanga who inspected the charred site and later addressed affected traders at Masala Secondary School told the marketeers that the registration process to capture the demographics of the victims would commence tomorrow.

Mr. Kamanga who was in the company of Ndola City Council Town Clerk Mr. Wisdom Bwalya, Ndola District Commissioner Geoffrey Chisulo, the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit team as well as Ndola City Council planners said authorities were taking immediate action observing that President Edgar Chagwa Lungu wanted to have the new market reconstructed with immediate effect.

The demographic registration compilation has been structured to ensure that the previous traders are not pushed out of the new market by chancers or swindlers.
Additionally, the information captured will be used to know the losses incurred and pave way for compensations.

The new market is poised to be resilient as well as larger to capture a total of about 5000 traders owing to the increasing population of Zambia.

Flattening of the grounds for the reconstruction of the market has already begun and excavators are on site whilst fire tenders are still on site trying to cool the ground.
Meanwhile, Ndola City Council has identified Mushili grounds as the temporal resettlement for the traders.

The Council has advised traders who had started personal reconstructions at the Kapalala market to desist reconstructions using planks popularly known as ‘makopa’ noting that the place was currently inhabitable as it is disaster prone.

The Local Authority has also noted that they will like to put in place a modern facility taking into consideration risk management.

Ndola City Council Town Clerk Mr. Bwalya says a proposal to use fire resistant materials has also been proposed as well as other risk factors considered.

Mr. Bwalya has urged traders to temporarily use the relocated area which is being built by Zambia National Service and allow the professionals to reconstruct a proper resilient modern.

Copperbelt Province Permanent Secretary Elias Kamanga addressing marketeers
Copperbelt Province Permanent Secretary Elias Kamanga (R) being interviewed

Copperbelt Province Permanent Secretary Elias Kamanga addressing marketeers
Copperbelt Province Permanent Secretary Elias Kamanga addressing marketeers

Copperbelt Province Permanent Secretary Elias Kamanga addressing marketeers
Copperbelt Province Permanent Secretary Elias Kamanga addressing marketeers

8 COMMENTS

  1. They dupe them by dressing like labourers yet they are getting thousands in tax dollars…this is another site that will be sold to the Chines.

    • “THE ROAD map for the reconstruction of Kapalala market which got burnt down on August 30th, 2017 has been put in place”

      THERE IS NO ROAD MAP GIVEN IN THIS NEWS ITEM….. LT, do you know what a road map is?

  2. Something is not right here. The way and speedy they response to erecting new markets to replace burnt one is very suspicious. There is huge corruption and one day we will know who the real arsonists. There is no honor among thieves, so one will squeal and spill the beans.

  3. A few years ago, there were proposals to modernise the market but the marketeers themselves refused. Now they they have no choice but to go for higher standards.

  4. This matter involves the livelyhoods of citizens. It is a matter of national urgency. That is why the VPs DMMU has come into play. I really don’t see why this matter should be questioned especially by the diasporan donkeys; It is a straight forward matter, full stop!!

  5. We need to modernise the markets and use fire resistant materials to build. We need to put up modern markets in places like Thornpark and Northmead. Markets should have car parks under mega structures standing as markets with expanded number of floors with smart stalls to be taken up by a large number of the un employed youths. Parking in Northmead is a night mare and maybe as usual it is waiting for donor funding

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